Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith
Raised on Orcas Island off the coast of Washington state, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith creates compositions that are surreal yet rooted in nature. By combining the organic elements of her upbringing with the technological prowess gained from her studies at Berklee College of Music, Kaitlyn is making an impact on modern music in distinct and significant ways.
Throughout her youth, Kaitlyn experimented with various instruments before having a chance encounter with the Buchla 100 synthesizer – an instrument that instantly reoriented her musical sensibilities and put her on the path she’s become globally recognized for today. Kaitlyn’s upward trajectory was later cemented with the release of her 2015 full-length Euclid, on Western Vinyl.
2016 saw the launch of her celebrated album, EARS, as well as a collaboration with new age pioneer Suzanne Ciani, earning her numerous best-of nods by the likes of Pitchfork, NPR, Rolling Stone, and SPIN. Kaitlyn continues writing, collaborating, and composing, with her latest album, The Kid, released on October 6, 2017, and a worldwide tour to support it.
Additionally, Kaitlyn has been regularly scoring film, TV shows, and spots for brands. To date, her client list includes Google, Reggie Watts and Ben Dickinson’s short film Brasilia, and an upcoming movie produced by the Duplass brothers.
“...a slew of consonant harmonies, clashing rhythms and voice-modulated alien melodies combine into twinkling, burbling beauty... Disorienting and gorgeous” (Rolling Stone)
“...one of the most pioneering musicians in the world.” (Dazed & Confused)
“It’s electronic music, but it registers as organic... It’s hard to tell where human sounds end and mechanical sounds begin.” (Pitchfork)
“Smith comes from a line of musical synthesists as eager to push at the fringes of structure as they are devoted to those humming tones.” (Los Angeles Times)